The Macon Bank building recently underwent minor reconstruction on its columns with new, “smart” paint.
Brandon Marks and his crew, from Brandon Marks’ Painting, along with Lohr Construction, spent time remodeling the columns of the Macon Bank building last month. The wooden columns were in bad shape, and were rotting from the weather.
Marks said that the bank was spending a lot of money to have the columns repainted every three or four years, so he offered them an alternative: A new polymer paint. The paint is called a “IES thermal coating” or an “elastomeric ceramic polymer.” It is made out of 100% recycled material, so it is environment friendly. It is also water and air tight and can hold up a lot longer to the weather. Marks said that most of the buildings that he paints can be warrantied for as much as 25 years. He also said that the coat that they applied to the Macon Bank columns would last for about 10 years and all he would have to do is come back and put a single coat over it and it would last another 10 or 15 years.